Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine Grumplings for Teenage Boys

Making valentines for teenage sons is almost impossible.  They'd be happy with a single stamped heart on a card.  Who am I kidding?  They just want the box of chocolates.  But back in December (before I'd even been asked to be on the design team), Taylored Expressions was doing their release for Valentine's Day and I got totally excited over the Valentine Grumplings.  Doesn't this sentiment just scream "teenage boy"!??

Drive Me Nuts

You drive me nuts!  They do drive me nuts!  It's perfect!!

Check out his face.  Usually I see that face staring at back at me - totally annoyed.

Drive Me Nuts Close-Up

I have two teenage sons - 15 and 19.  I got this card done and realized that I had gotten a little carried away. I wanted to use the heart die and then I got the bright idea to make it a hole - like in a tree - do you see it?? Then I decided I wanted to use the woodgrain paper and the patterned paper.  I'm personally thrilled with it, but I think my sons will think it's too much.  So this card will go to youngest son and I did a more CAS card using a different critter and a different grumpling for my oldest son.

Love You Bearly

I love him "bear-ly" - on many days, that's even more perfect!!  This guy has an even grumpier face. 

Love You Bearly Close

I used the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I loved the idea of this grumpy bear on a big hill.

I'm thinking I'm going to use these same stamps every single Valentine's Day.  Do you think they'll notice?

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23 comments:

KimCreate said...

Oh, Kim, this stamp IS perfect for teen boys! These cards are sooooo cute and so beautifully constructed....Love

Rita Wright said...

Oh I love these stamps! So perfect for teens...and grumpy people like me! Ha! I am going to add them to my wishlist! Great cards.

cm said...

Hahahahaha...brilliant cards for 'grumplings', be they teenage boys or me (my husband would see both cards as a 'fit' for me *grin*). Simply fabulous! I suspect your sons, deep inside, will love these (and all the others you've made for them), recognizing them as signs of love, even though they drive you nuts, at times. Truly, these are hilarious!
~c

Kristi Schurr said...

Those little grumpy babies are so cute! Great cards,Kim!

Hannelie said...

Two fabulous cards Kim! So glad to see one of them in the gallery at CTS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my Kim those images are the absolute cutest!!

snappy scrappy said...

These are too cute! Love the grumpy images!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Ha awesome teen boy cards..I totally agree it is hard making Valentines for my preteen so I can only imagine or a teenager. These turned out perfect.

Nora N. said...

I think this would be perfect for teenage girls too!! I love these fun stamps!!! Your first card is absolutely adorable. I LOVE the heart cut out from the "tree." The second card I love the large hill you created with the embossing. Great design. FABULOUS cards!!

Jen W. said...

LOL! These are brilliant, Kim! They totally cracked me up! I don't have any Taylored Expressions stamps but I think it's high time I added some to my collection! :)

Taylor said...

These are both so fun, Kim! And I agree... totally perfect for your teenage boys! I LOVE the recessed hole/heart portion of your first card. I'm totally gonna do that sometime soon!

Lisa said...

Yep you can use them every year, they won't notice! They are PERFECT for teenage boys, even some men for that matter LOL!!! Super cute cards Kim!

Linda Callahan said...

I love these grumplings......I even love the word grumpling! Wonderful cards!

Kim Heggins said...

Kim...your grumplings are just amazing and I am sure your boys will be over the moon happy that you took the time to make them fantastic cards. Just so sweet.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... These are just too stink in' cute. So appropriate for teenage boys! I bet if you DIDN't make them a card they would notice! Love the sketch! Hugs xxx

Marjolein said...

Ha, ha, ha, your cards are just AWESOME!!! ha, ha, love the grumpy faces, ha, ha. I have to see if they sell these stamps over here in the Netherlands as well!! Just can't stop laughing, it's soooo very funny, no HILARIOUS!
They will definitely appreciate their cards!!! And the box with chocolates of course, ha, ha. :-)
Best Valentinecards EVER!!
Bye,

Marjolein

JD/ Jill said...

Both card are just great! Very nicely done!

Deepti said...

These are awesome, love the expression on the critters and the sentiments!

Jen Mitchell said...

Ha! These are awesome! Who knew a grumpy face and a Valentine would be a match made in heaven!

Crafting with Andrea said...

Such a cute card. Love this stamp set you used.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are fabulous! I especially love the second one and your take on the CTS sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, those grumplings are adorable! Love your take on the sketch, too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so super cute!!!